Achieving ideal “work-life balance.” For attorneys in particular, this goal often feels increasingly out of reach. Advancements in technology make it easier to do our jobs from anywhere, while making us easier to reach anywhere—and anytime. The global footprint of modern legal practice places lawyers several time zones away from their clients and often requires international travel.
Alongside these increased demands, lawyers are expected to accomplish more with smaller teams and fewer resources. Meanwhile, home life has grown considerably more hectic, too. Dual-lawyer families are common. Kids have more homework and extracurricular activities. And young parents often live farther from relatives who otherwise might help.
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